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The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The technologies on the list are not new. Artificial Intelligence. The Internet of Things. Autonomous Vehicles. The Blockchain.

Platforms and the New Rules of Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Smart Systems Technology and Strategy

Two separate systems?

Clark Quinn

On the other hand, there is quite a bit of expression for more flexible systems, a more podular approach. social strategy technology

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. Or specialized equipment? A: standard equipment isn''t built that way, we build out systems (eg. Using technology to find more (vs.

Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One such discussion took place this past September at the The World Summit on Technological Unemployment in New York.  Not according to Autor. 

The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Why then do so many corporations and institutions seem unable to effectively embrace technological advances that speed up the flow of knowledge?” .

Cognitive Systems and Big-Data-driven Applications

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the first week of October I participated in a Cognitive Systems Colloquium hosted by IBM at its Thomas J. Watson Research Center. 

Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Large enterprises are typically thought of as hidebound defenders of the status quo, dominating by market power and brute force rather than technological and innovative prowess.Yet reality is far more complicated than this simple small versus big distinction. Mandel summarizes the economic research evidence in two words: It depends. markets.”

Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design principles are particularly applicable to problems that are socio-technical in nature, that is, they involve people and technology, having to deal both with complex technical, business and societal infrastructures and human behaviors.  But the mechanisms to increase robustness will in turn make the system considerably more complex. 

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A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strateg

Learning and Performance Support Systems

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Although advanced learning technologies are available, the bulk of training continues to be offered in the form of in-person courses.

Big Data, Complex Systems and Quantum Mechanics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What are some of these limitations?  In thinking about this question  over the last few years, I started to notice that a number of subtle, non-intuitive concepts that I learned many years ago as a physics student seem to apply to the world of big data and information-based predictions in highly complex systems.  Let me explain.  .

How Can We Ensure that Our Complex AI Systems Do What We Want Them to Do?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Software-intensive systems are generally quite flexible, - able to evolve and adapt to changing product and market requirements.  Cyberattacks. 

technology, change, and us

Harold Jarche

Another attribute of the most successful strategies is that they are parasitic. call these Friday’s Finds. Wired: Why the Blockchain Matters.

The Big Shift in Business Strategy

John Hagel

Business strategy has evolved dramatically over the past four decades in response to the Big Shift that is re-shaping our global business landscape. We’ve recently been exploring some key elements required to escape from the dark side of technology : passion , institutional innovation and movements shaped by narratives. brief history.

Payment Technologies: Past, Present and Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The workshop was sponsored by UC Irvine’s Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI). 

Online Systems for Behavior Change

Tony Karrer

What do these systems do that leads to behavior change? eLearning Technology. would love to compile a list of other such solutions.

Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When technology and market environments go through major changes, as is certainly the case today, previously successful business strategies will no longer work, no matter how much you try to fix them.  The book was named one of the best business books on strategy in 2011 by strategy+business magazine. 

Technology and the Future of Media

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are not only giving rise to more distributed and inclusive models, but are also enabling alternative unilateral-like models. 

A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week I discussed a recent Pew Research report on the impact of AI, robotics and other advanced technologies on the future of jobs. 

Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Therefore, the principles that confer robustness in these systems, whether natural or manmade, are directly applicable to business.”.

Complex Sociotechnical Systems: the Case for a New Field of Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are enabling us to develop systems with huge numbers of interconnected components and sophisticated software that infuses them with seemingly unlimited capabilities.  But, we have much to learn on how to best design and operate these systems.  Let me discuss a few.  .

Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain Revolution , his 16th book, now explains “How The Blockchain Will Transform Everything From Banking To Government To Our Identities.”.

A Neural, Digital System for the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most everyone will agree that the world’s economy is undergoing historical structural changes , mostly caused by the digital technology revolution taking place all around us.  In particular, ever since the explosive growth of the Internet in the mid 1990s, we are seeing the emergence of a global, digital economy.  What does this mean? 

The Science of Complex Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When I look back over my long, relatively eclectic career, complex systems have been a common theme in all the activities I’ve been involved in.  It started in the 1960s, when I was an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Chicago majoring in physics, - the study of complex natural systems.  Let me explain. Amazing. 

Systems Thinking, Safety and Risk Management

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Several participants cited the sharp rise in volume and speed of high-frequency trading over the past decade as an example of a current practice that is potentially increasing volatility and systemic risk in financial markets.  Financial systems are an example of such complex engineering systems.  it's not true. 

Strategy and Execution in an Increasingly Complex World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read a good, short article in strategy+business (s&b) , the management magazine published by the global consulting firm Booz & Company.  According to the article, many business leaders think that “strategy doesn’t matter as long as you are producing results. Let me say a few words about each.  .

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Recominant innovations are all about the creation of new products, markets and industries based on novel combinations of existing technologies.  .

The Rise of the Platform Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cloud Computing Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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The Smart London Plan

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Urbanization is one of the major forces shaping the 21st century - right up there with the digital technology revolution and globalization. 

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Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But sometimes, the emergence of an innovative disruptive technology can help propel change forward.  But much, much work remains to be done. 

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The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized.   But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation ? 

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Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Another problem is that a number of key financial and government legacy systems are rather inflexible and inefficient. 

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The top 10 opportunity costs for single source content strategy

Dawn of Learning

When you think about your company''s digital learning content strategy, what''s the first thing that comes to mind? Virtual Classrooms?

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Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Computing has constantly changed shape and location - mainly as a result of new technology, but often also because of shifts in demand.”.

The MIT Systems Thinking Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently participated in MIT’s 2010 Systems Thinking Conference for Contemporary Challenges.  This annual conference is sponsored by Systems Design and Management (SDM) - an interdisciplinary program between MIT’s School of Engineering and Sloan School of Management.  Political leaders blame recession on corporate fraud or terrorism. 

The Analog Foundations of the Digital Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies promote economic development by greatly lowering the overall costs of economic and social transactions. Digital Dividends.

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Intervention Design: Overcoming Stiff Resistance to a New, Disruptive Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This time, the strategy had to come from the marketplace itself, not from the labs.  This was new for us - and for me personally.  .

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This transformation is driven by the continuing advances of technology.  The total number of users rose to 100s of millions.  .

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Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Prior to joining the SFI in 2003, he was the leader and founder of the high energy physics group at Los Alamos National Lab. Amazing.